From Bach and Mozart to Milhaud, and Paulus, soprano Madison Lawry has been singing a variety of repertoire since she began her vocal studies. A Nashville, TN native, Madison discovered her love for music in church choir and aspired to be a classical singer at a young age. Ms. Lawry has performed at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center, Schermerhorn Symphony Center and The Grand Ole Opry. Madison was last seen at the Chicago College of Performing Arts as the role of Ida in Franz von Suppé’s operetta The Finishing School. Other notable roles include Nora in CCPA OperaFest XI's production of Riders to the Sea, Barbarina in Samford University's Le nozze di Figaro, and Lieschen in Bach’s Coffee Cantata (BWV 211). This fall Madison looks forward to performing as The Queen of the Night in The Valkyrie Ensemble's production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute. This summer, Ms. Lawry looks forward to being the Principal Teaching Artist of music for the Auditorium Theater’s summer camp, Hearts to Arts, a program for children who have lost a parent and use the arts to help them heal and provide a community of people who have also experienced loss. Ms. Lawry is a recent graduate of the Chicago College of Performing Arts, is a pupil of Judith Haddon and coaches with Dr. Shannon McGinnis. She would like to thank CVAC for this opportunity, especially Beth Parker for her patience and passion of Italian diction. Lastly, a special note of thanks towards her family and friends for their constant support.